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    Posted: 14 Jan 2020 at 12:27
Hi

Getting round to looking at the cycle parts, before I strip the tank ready for some prep, does anyone know if they were lined from new or just metal. 

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My V50II tank has never been lined.

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My '82 V35II tank has not been lined, just bare metal inside.. 

Where possible I avoid any form of internal liner due to ever increasing ethanol levels in fuel .

Usually a liner has been put there for a reason, although I have heard of instances where it's been used (unwisely in my view) as a precautionary measure..

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Yes usually with rust!  
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Agree avoid a linner at all cost.
When they start to come loose there a right mere to remove completly.
Most fuel tanks start off as bare steel
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Cheers Guys

Thought so, very helpful. 

Just looking at replacing some spraying gear as it all so old, also fed up wondering if I can hold me breath and will me respirator hold up for 2k as nothing else nowadays is any good or fuel spill proof. 

Thought about the possibility of powder coating the tank, seen some shiny shiny stuff out there. Usual concerns about surface prep etc and filler popping out but just a thought. 

Going to see a powder coated tomorrow see what he says, or it will be breath holding and ISO all the way. 

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powder coating only works in some areas personally i don't like it a pin hole allows water ngress and rots away by the time you see tell tale bubbles it is often utterly done, it is very hard to remove , the older bikes were painter you can get that rubbed down and replaced ...your bike your choice .... 
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Originally posted by Ken-Guzzibear Ken-Guzzibear wrote:

powder coating only works in some areas personally i don't like it a pin hole allows water ngress and rots away by the time you see tell tale bubbles it is often utterly done, it is very hard to remove , the older bikes were painter you can get that rubbed down and replaced ...your bike your choice .... 


Agreed in every particular. I've seen powder coat peel off in strips revealing plenty of rust underneath. At least paint is relatively easy to repair.
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Cheers

Oh well, paint it is, thought the stuff may have gotten better, appears not. Thanks for your thoughts. 

New gun it is. 

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If doing it your self take a look at the "Frosts" auto catalogue they have specialist paints for frames and such, I have used their "Marine clean" and "metal ready" products and they are very good I found ,by accident almost, that should you wish to paint alloy casings a good scrub with the Frosts stuff then i brushed on Hammerite silver smooth, follow the instructions, leave for a wee while but I found the brush marks disappear and it looks just like Alloy the other real advantage is grime tends not to stick as it does to the bare castings making it very easy to clean, and chips from use can be touched up. I have successfully used Hammerite black smooth, I prefer the satin finish, on the swingarm, again it must be clean and prepped but again you can brush it on or get this in a spray can great finish .....it is durable once fully hardened and easy to touch up 
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I am currently watching a guy on youtube called Craig Jones, he builds bobbers out of second hand Royal Enfields and others, he gets his bits powder coated like framec etc., but I remember him saying the metal has to be perfect, no burrs or rough bits, else it won't take.


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